Italy - Worst locust invasion in Sardinia for more than 60 years14.06.2019 211 views
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Spain - 30% of La Palma's banana production has already been lost due to the advance of the lava14.10.2021
More than three weeks after the Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted, the lava that continues to flow from its interior continues to devastate everything in its path, destroying houses, infrastructure, and banana plantations. The production of Platanos de Canarias is the economic engine of the island, accounting for 50% of its GDP and 30% of the jobs on the island.
South Africa - Yet more rain could spell quickened end to grapes
In the Hex River Valley grape growers are warily watching threatening skies, again, as yet more rain is predicted for the Western Cape. “If it rains now it’ll cause big problems and the season will pretty much be at its end,” says an exporter.
India - Rain, hailstorm damage rabi crops on 1.74L acres in Hisar
The Agriculture Department report about crop loss indicated that rabi crops on 1.74 lakh acres has suffered losses in Hisar district due to the recent rains and gusty winds, while another 1,190 acres of rabi crop suffered damage due to hailstorms.
UK - Potato plantings have been halted because of weather conditions
Irish domestic consumption remains buoyant with the current weather. However, these conditions have put a halt to all field work and plantings. Exports continue to Portugal and Holland, with good appetite for more as stocks remain tight on the continent.
USA - Weather disasters cause huge crop losses
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Market Intel team has created a multi-part series highlighting agricultural losses incurred due to weather disasters and the associated disaster-assistance programs meant to help mitigate their impacts.
Spain - The SENSOPLAG project aims to develop digital tools to predict and detect pests that threaten citrus crops
The Generalitat, through the Valencian Innovation Agency (AVI), finances the development of new digital tools for the early detection and prediction of the main pests that threaten citrus crops in the Valencian Community.
USA - Salinas Valley crop damage tops $500 million
Preliminarily, Monterey County officials and agricultural experts have indicated that crop losses from the torrential rains that have hit the Salinas Valley this year could easily top $500 million.
India - Another spell of hailstorm, crop damage likely over Punjab, Haryana
Punjab and Haryana is likely to be lashed by another spell of rain and thundershowers today and tomorrow. Hailstorm and strong winds may accompany the lightening and thunderstorm, adding fuel to the fire, to cause damage to the Rabi crops.
India - Farmers badly hit due to crops loss by in seasonal rains
Unseasonal rains and hailstorm in parts of Telangana have damaged standing crops in more than 1.50 lakh acres, according to initial estimates by the state government. The unexpected rains and hail storms due to the trough over the state caused huge losses to farmers, who were hoping to reap the Rabi harvest in a few days.